Two boys observing a snake at Camp Winkler


2024 Camp Winkler Offerings

Summer Camp registration is NOW OPEN.


Wiggle Worms (5-6 year olds)

Wiggle Worms dig in and explore the world beneath our feet. Build a take-home garden and the know-how to keep it going! Learn about the pollinators that work hard to get food to your table. Try new fruits and vegetables! Bring new-found knowledge and meaningful crafts home to share!

Camp Schedule: 9am-1pm
Cost:    $220 per camper in / $270 per camper out of jurisdiction (session 1)
             $270 per camper in / $320 per camper out of jurisdiction (session 7)

Session 1: June 17 – June 21

*Please note that this session does not meet on Wednesday due to the Juneteenth holiday*

Session 7: August 5-9


Forest Friends (7-9 year olds)

Forest Friends spend their time all over the preserve. Investigate our animals from the creek to the tops of the trees. Get up close and personal to different species, learn about their lives and create your own critter. Build a forest fortress for your imaginary creature and bring home a small version of your own.

Camp Schedule 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $395 per camper in / $445 per camper out of jurisdiction

Session 2: June 24 -June 28
Session 4: July 15 -19
Session 6: July 29 - August 2


Outdoor Explorers (10-12 year olds)

Outdoor Explorers examine the bridge between STEM and Nature. Learn what tools animals "utilize" in their lives at Winkler Botanical Preserve, build your own toolbox, and invent your own implements. Investigate how a snake resembles a clamp, look at the chisels of rodents, and understand what inventions humans have made from observing how animals did it first.

Camp Schedule 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $395 per camper in/$445 per camper out of jurisdiction

Session 3: July 8 -12
Session 5: July 22- July 26

Can you conquer Climb UPton?

Climb UPton—the largest ropes course in the Mid-Atlantic— is NOW OPEN DAILY! Climb UPton offers 90 different elements and three levels of difficulty.

Waterparks are NOW OPEN DAILY!

Make a splash today at one of five NOVA Parks Waterparks, and enjoy a full day of summer fun! Waterparks open daily at 11 a.m. through August 20.* *Ocean Dunes opens at 10 a.m. on Mondays.